Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:33 pm Post
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:28 pm Post
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 pm Post
gr wrote:Here are two ways that I think get you what you want using current functionality:
1) If the relevant binder hierarchy is exploded out (i.e. no collapsed folders), then selecting everything there will make the Outline view (duly sorted) do what you want. Each item (doc or folder) will be flat-listed and sorted according to its own mod date.
2) Doing a project search or using a Smart Collection will give you a flat binder list of docs. So, if you can catch everything you want with a Smart Collection, then you can invoke that, select all the resulting docs in the binder and your outline will once again give you what you want.
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:26 pm Post
Randall Lee Reetz wrote:this really doesn't do what I want, what any user would want.
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:48 pm Post
Randall Lee Reetz wrote:
Obviously, the way to solve this is to offer a way in the binder column to sort by date modified, to bring up a list of the last (20) documents modified, in chronological order, and to allow direct navigation to the point in those docs where the last modification was made. Would be even better of course, if the list provided showed the doc name, the date[/time]of the last edit, and a few lines of text bracketing the last edit.
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:16 pm Post
sschertz wrote:the answer there is to do your search, get the results into the outline view with the columns you want to see, then open up a second editor. Keep the outline view up and use it to navigate between the documents instead of the binder (you can even close up the binder for this). I think some of the built-in “Layouts” set this up for you automatically. You won’t lose the list in the outliner in this case (I have not tried this recently, so I’m going off of memory here).
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:54 pm Post
This is sort of possible in the outline view by adding the “last modified” column and sorting by that column. However, the behavior does not seem to be consistent, the order of the outline lines (docs) seems to reflect the nested structure of the binder folders before it lists the edit history… defeating the purpose if the purpose is a navigable chronological list of edit (writing) history.
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